65 Prayer Quotes To Inspire More Hope In Your Life

55% of Americans pray every day.

And based on science, they are right to do so.

Researchers have found that praying (to any god) can reduce psychological stress.

Here are 65 of the best prayer quotes that will make you stronger and more peaceful.

You’ll discover authors like Martin Luther, Jesus Christ, Mother Teresa, Dalai Lama, and more.

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You are currently living at least one of the prayers you used to pray. Aaron Will (Source)

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‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. Alice Walker

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Pray for your friends. Everybody going through something they don’t talk about. Steve Harvey (Source)

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I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer. Martin Luther

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The best way to change your world is to change your words. Maxime Lagacé


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Pray, and let God worry. Martin Luther

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Prayer begins at the edge of emptiness. Abraham Joshua Heschel

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The fewer the words, the better the prayer. Martin Luther

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Prayer truly begins when we are finally silent. Søren Kierkegaard

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Be smart enough to ask for help. Maxime Lagacé


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The world was made partly that there may be prayer; partly that our prayers might be answered. C.S. Lewis

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If I feel myself disinclined to pray, then is the time when I need to pray more than ever. Charles Spurgeon

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Praying is not repeating words, but a strong conviction that God will help you to change yourself and the world. Paulo Coelho

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Beloveds, when in doubt, pray. Iyanla Vanzant

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Prayer can be of great solace to the individual, but changing the world requires us to take action. 14th Dalai Lama



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It is a good thing to let prayer be the first business of the morning and the last of the evening. Martin Luther

If your day is hemmed in with prayer, it is less likely to come unraveled. Cynthia Lewis

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. Søren Kierkegaard (wikipedia.org)

Prayer is your guide back to love. Gabby Bernstein

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. Mark Twain

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. Satchel Paige

Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by what is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him? Pierre Troubetzkoy

If you have a breathing room, you have a sanctuary, a place where you can return to yourself and restore your sense of peace. Thich Nhat Hanh (Source)

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Choose prayer over worry always. Worry changes nothing but prayer changes everything. Mufti Menk (Source)

God does nothing except in response to believing prayer. John Wesley

To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees. Billy Graham

True prayer is a way of life, not just for use in cases of emergency. Billy Graham

I used to pray for answers, but now I’m praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things. Mother Teresa

Prayer is the means of sustaining a faith that at times can grow weak. The power of prayer is enriching, uplifting to hear our God speak. Greta Zwaan

Meditation is the atheist version of silent prayer. Sven Schnieders

But if these beings guard you, they do so because they have been summoned by your prayers. Ambrose

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The only thing really worth praying for is Truth. Naval Ravikant

You know the value of prayer: It is precious beyond all price. Never, never neglect it. Sir Thomas Buxton

We should pray to the angels, for they are given to us as guardians. Ambrose

Every time we pray our horizon is altered, our attitude to things is altered, not sometimes but every time, and the amazing thing is that we don’t pray more. Oswald Chambers (Prayer: A Holy Occupation, Amazon book)

Prayer is the way to experience a powerful confidence that God is handling our lives well, that our bad things will turn out for good, our good things cannot be taken from us, and the best things are yet to come. Timothy Keller

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. Mahatma Gandhi

Prayer is the wing wherewith the soul flies to heaven, and meditation the eye wherewith we see God. Ambrose

Reasons why I’m not worried: God. Steve Harvey

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I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. Frederick Douglass

Prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them; outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world. E.M Bounds

Whenever you ask for something for yourself, also ask for the world. Good things for you – good things for the world. Rhonda Byrne (Source)

Meditation is the supreme prayer. It is being amidst noise and still recognizing that beauty within; right here and now. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


Rich is the person who has a praying friend. Janice Hughes

A prayer is a request made from a small part of God to a large part of God. Deepak Chopra

Prayer is the most highly effective spiritual act one can perform. Prayer brings us into alignment. Iyanla Vanzant

God may have answered your prayer; just not the way you expected. Joel Osteen

Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living. Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances. 1 Thessalonians 5:16

The only difference between a wish and a prayer is that you’re at the mercy of the universe for the first, and you’ve got some help with the second. Jodi Picoult (Sing You Home)

The prayer that is faithless is fruitless. Thomas J. Watson

Related: The Science of Prayer (wsj.com)

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. Oswald Chambers (Prayer: A Holy Occupation)

We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all. Oswald Chambers

None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience. Martin Luther (wikipedia.org)

Rest your mind, God got you. Steve Harvey

I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness. Mother Teresa

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You need to move for health. You need to pray for strength. Maxime Lagacé

A day without prayer is a day without blessing, and a life without prayer is a life without power. Edwin Harvey

Praying is the time to ask and meditating is the time to listen. Gabrielle Bernstein

Trust in God; trust also in me. Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day. For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul? Jesus Christ

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

The wish to pray is a prayer in itself. Georges Bernanos

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? Corrie Ten Boom


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What wings are to a bird and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul. Corrie Ten Boom

Key Takeaways

  • What’s the best prayer? “Thank you.”
  • A good prayer will not change the outcome, it will change you.
  • Praying can bring you relief and comfort, but science says it’s useless to ask for the impossible.
  • A sign of wisdom and strength is the capacity to endure hardship without losing hope.
  • Remember: they are stressed and doubtful, you are calm and faithful.

Further Readings

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Do you pray? What was your favorite quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.

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